Friday, 6 December 2013

Annabelle Cosmetics and the Holidays

Christmas came early for me this year.

I got a goodie bag from Annabelle Cosmetics.

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Elle Canada even featured these product in a makeup tutorial for a holiday look.

See here to Get the Look.

I can't wait to create my own holiday ready looks with these products.

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In most cases the old adage of you get what you pay for is quite true. However, in this particular case, I feel like the small price actually gives you big value.

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From left to right: le BigShow Mascara, Colour Control Luminous Finish CC cream $11.95, Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in 73 Black $3.95, EyeINK liquid liner in Black $7.95, TwistUp Lip colour in Vamp $7.95, Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in BlueBomb $6.95, Quad Eyeshadow in Haute Mer $8.95.

Let's look at them in closer detail

annabelle cosmetics le bigshow mascara

I have swatched some out as well.

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annabelle cosmetics eyeshadow quad in haute mer
annabelle cosmetics eyeshadow quad in haute mer

I love makeup, is probably an understatement.

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The Perfect Winter Coat :: Obakki

Baby it's cold outside.

Oh I have been listening to Christmas tunes for 6 hrs a day at work. With all the renditions of different songs out there, I am so surprised at the self imposed limitations the DJs chose to play within.

Perhaps I am not in the holiday spirit yet.

So let's focus on some winter fashion instead.

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu, vintage chanel pin, ruffle white shirt

Every wardrobe needs a great coat. Mine is graced by this cashmere full length from Obakki.

I was lucky enough to snatch this up at the warehouse sale.

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu, obakki long cashmere coat, balenciaga sahara city with giant gold hardware

I also love wearing bright lip colors in the winter time. I also love pairing reds with gold.

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu close up wearing chunky gold necklace from community thrift and vintage

Stay tuned for a holiday looks makeup post coming your way soon.

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing ruffle shirt, leather shorts and textured tights

Deep down, I am such a fair weather person. I contemplated many times on moving myself down south. If I lived in California, I can maximize my full wardrobe potential.

But I don't mind it too much if I can wear a coat as fabulous as this.

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing ruffle shirt, leather shorts and textured tights, obakki cashmere full length coat

Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing ruffle shirt, leather shorts and textured tights, obakki cashmere full length coat
Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing ruffle shirt, leather shorts and textured tights, obakki cashmere full length coat
Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing ruffle shirt, leather shorts and textured tights, obakki cashmere full length coat
Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing ruffle shirt, leather shorts and textured tights, obakki cashmere full length coat
Vancouver Fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu wearing ruffle shirt, leather shorts and textured tights, obakki cashmere full length coat


Almost every single piece of clothing is second hand in this post. Next year, I hope to focus more on the eco side of fashion and style. I will try to challenge myself on reinventing existing piece of clothing.



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Monday, 2 December 2013

Packing Tip :: How to Pack a Closet

Sorry for the minor MIA, been busy with moving.

Happy Cyber Monday. Holiday shopping season has officially started. This move has put the breaks on my purchasing habit. It's actually a welcomed break.

I am going to be sharing a great packing tip with you guys today. It saved me so much time this move. My clothes went from one hanging closet to the other without me actually having to rehang any of them.

Let's get started.

Vancouver fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu packing for a move tip, quick packing tip

You will need some garbage bags, bigger the better, ribbons or rope and you are in business.

Step 1, section off your clothes in manageable chunks. I would recommend about 10 hangers per batch. You can adjust depending on how heavy or thick your clothes are.

Step 2, thread the rope or ribbon (ribbon works a lot better) through the middle part of the hangers so it doesn't slip off.

Vancouver fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu packing for a move tip, quick packing tip
Vancouver fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu packing for a move tip, quick packing tip

You can tie it all up then bag them, or bag one section at a time.

Vancouver fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu packing for a move tip, quick packing tip

Step 3, bag them up with garbage bags.

Vancouver fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu packing for a move tip, quick packing tip

Move the garbage bags up all the way until to completely covers your clothes. That's why I recommend large bags.

Vancouver fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu packing for a move tip, quick packing tip

Step 4, tie a double knot with the opening of the garbage bag around the hook part of the hangers.

Vancouver fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu packing for a move tip, quick packing tip
Vancouver fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu packing for a move tip, quick packing tip

The hangers will hook on to the edge of the garbage bags, along with the ribbon, this becomes a convenient handle.

Now you can easily move the clothes off the racks and carry them with you.

Vancouver fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu packing for a move tip, quick packing tip
Vancouver fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu packing for a move tip, quick packing tip

Just make sure all your hangers have the hook opening facing in. Otherwise this becomes much more difficult.

Vancouver fashion blogger Jasmine Zhu packing for a move tip, quick packing tip

Just reverse the steps when you get to your new place and voila! Your closet will be restored!

Hope this can help you save some time next time you move.


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